Today I decided to blog about this new health hype. Not totally new since it has been around for ages. But nowadays people discover its health benefits and the good thing here is, it’s not expensive. I am talking about Turmeric Tea.
What is Turmeric?
Turmeric is the spice that gives curry its yellowish color. It originally came from india and being used as a medicinal herb for centuries. The main active ingredient of it is called Curcumin. This has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and it is a very strong antioxidant.
The Curcumin activates the liver which aids in keeping your glucose levels in check and can improve the ability if your pancreas to produce insulin. Which means it balances blood sugar by slowing down the metabolism specifically of carbohydrates after meals.
I know you guys like the “slowing down the metabolism part” that it has to offer. But there’s more to that. 🙂 So read away!
Terrific Benefits of Turmeric Tea
The curcumin in Turmeric Tea has a natural anti-inflammatory compound. It turns out that its anti-inflammatory ability is so powerful that it is as effective as some anti-inflammatory drugs. Which means it can help fight chronic inflammation that’s why it has potential importance in preventing and treating chronic inflammatory diseases.
It also increases the Antioxidant capacity of our Body. The major reason why antioxidants are so beneficial is because they protect our bodies from free radicals. Free radicals are highly reactive molecules with unpaired electrons which causes aging and many diseases. It has a potent antioxidant that can neutralize free radicals and boosts the activity of our own body to produce its own antioxidants.
More benefits of are: it boosts brain function, prevents brain diseases (also Alzheimer’s), lowers the risk of heart disease, good for arthritis and recent research shows it lowers the risk for cancer. Basically the potent anti-inflammatory in turmeric tea can do wonders to our body.
How To Make Turmeric Tea?
As we all know tea are made from leaves which means there’s no such thing as Turmeric leaves. It is actually in powder form and here’s how to make a Turmeric Tea:
- Boil 4 cups of water.
- Add one teaspoon of ground Turmeric then let it simmer for 10 minutes.
- Strain the tea into a cup then add honey and/or lemon to taste.
- Add a pinch of black pepper to increase absorption.
According to research, black pepper aids in turmeric absorption. But nowadays you won’t need to gp through the hassle of making Turmeric. Some stores are already selling Turmeric Tea that are in tea bags or easy to make one. What’s also common is its paired with ginger. You might encounter a Ginger-Turmeric Tea, which I believe has more benefits.
My Take on Turmeric Tea
As for me, I’m a strong believer that Tea has a lot of benefits especially if it is taken regularly. Before I used to drink pu-erh tea regularly, 30-60 minutes after meals which I believe helped me to cleanse my body and shed a few pounds without any laxative effect. I haven’t tried drinking turmeric tea but I’ve been reading a lot about the hype of this healthy Tea which makes me think to drink it on a daily basis.
What are your thoughts on adding Turmeric tea to your diet? You can leave your comments below or contact me here, and be sure to leave any requests for any posts you’d like to read here on the blog! Thanks for reading! 😉